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Wake for Retired FDNY FF Raymond R. “Gonzo” Phillips

January 31, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Retired FDNY Firefighter Raymond R. “Gonzo” Phillips died of World Trade Center-related illness on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the age of 64.

Ray was a member of FDNY Rescue 3 in the Bronx, and was very active in FDNY organizations, including playing on the Bravest football team. He was the Official Santa Claus for the FDNY Widows & Children, and Uniformed Firefighters Association’s Man of the Year in 2017. He was also chief of the South Blooming Grove Fire Department.

Ray survived the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and worked the recovery effort.

His wake will be held from 4:00pm until 8:00pm on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home in Monroe, NY with firematic services at 7:00pm.

Ray’s funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30am on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at St. Mary’s Church in Washingtonville.

Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemeter in Washingtonville.

Memorial contributions may be made to FDNY Holy Name Society Father Mychal Judge Scholarship Fund, c/o Joseph Bryant, 4 Maple Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11040 or Uniformed Firefighters Association, 204 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010 c/o UFA Widows and Children’s Fund; Please make checks payable to UFA Widows and Children’s Fund.

Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home
117 Maple Avenue
Monroe, NY

St. Mary’s Church
42 Goshen Avenue
Washingtonville, NY

St. Mary’s Cemetery
2 Fr. Tierney Circle
Washingtonville, NY


January 31, 2018
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home